Debenhams shares more details about closing down sale in Chesterfield

Debenhams has today confirmed its Chesterfield store will reopen on Monday for a closing down with up to 70 per cent off.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 10:36 am
Updated Thursday, 8th April 2021, 2:02 pm

The shop at Ravenside Retail Park will close permanently in May.

A Debenhams spokesperson said: “This is the last chance for customers to visit their local Debenhams before sadly our stores close for good.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Debenhams is in the process of closing down.
Debenhams is in the process of closing down.

“We will be reopening with a fantastic range of offers and discounts across all of our customers’ favourite brands and products.

“Stocks are limited and expected to sell out quickly so customers should visit their nearest store quickly to avoid disappointment.

“We are very grateful for the efforts of our staff who have worked so hard throughout the most difficult of circumstances to keep the business trading.”

They added: “The sale will offer incredible limited-time bargains, with up to 70 per cent off fashion and home products, and up to 50 per cent off beauty and fragrance lines.

“Stores are reopening as part of Debenhams’ final stock liquidation process and will continue to trade for a limited number of weeks until the stock in the stores is fully cleared.

“Stores will start to close permanently from May 2, with the stock clearance completed and final stores expected to close by May 15.”

Debenhams opened its Chesterfield store at Ravenside Retail Park to much fanfare in 2012.

The owner of Ravenside Retail Park has confirmed it is in ‘active discussions with an alternative brand’ interested in moving to the building after Debenhams closes for good.

A spokesperson for Land Securities Group PLC told the Derbyshire Times: “In relation to the Debenhams store at Ravenside Retail Park, we can confirm that we are in active discussions with an alternative brand to take this space.

“We hope to be able to let people know who this is in the next couple of months.”

Debenhams entered administration for the second time in April last year.

It had struggled for years as a result of rising debts and falling profits as more shopping moved online.

In January, fashion retailer Boohoo bought the Debenhams brand and website from administrators for £55million.

However, Boohoo will not take on any of the firm’s remaining shops or its workforce – meaning up to 12,000 jobs at the historic department store chain will go.

A message from Phil Bramley, Derbyshire Times editor

In these confusing and worrying times, local journalism is more vital than ever. Thanks to everyone who helps us ask the questions that matter by taking out a subscription at www.localsubsplus.co.uk or buying a paper.